The first time the DAV members ever sold the little, blue Forget-Me-Nots to the
public was on February 24, 1926. The first Forget-Me-Not drive was held to raise
funds to support DAV services and assistance desperately needed by veterans disabled
in World War I.
The idea of selling the little blue flowers came from an image carried home in the
memories of soldiers from the First World War who had seen spring flowers growing
on the graves of comrades and allies killed in the fighting.
After World War I, the flower became the accepted symbol for commemorating those
who had fallen in the war. Many felt the best way to honor the dead was to assist
those who came home bearing the scars of war.
For more than 80 years, this small blue flower of remembrance has been the staple
of Chapter-level fundraising to support DAV assistance to local disabled veterans.
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